From the Back Cover
The first guide to this revolutionary productivity-enhancing system
This groundbreaking book introduces the next evolution of lean thinking: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). PLM expert Michael Grieves shows how to roll out this integrated, information-driven approach across an entire company--to increase organizational agility, optimize efficiency and drastically reduce time-to-market.
Praise for Product Lifecycle Management
"The depth with which Michael Grieves explores PLM and the manner in which he describes its origin is exceptional. As we see new markets emerging for PLM, the universe of possibilities is limitless. This book should be considered a staple in business." --Tony Affuso, Chairman, CEO and President, UGS
"Michael Grieves has captured the "big idea" of PLM. Michael expertly explains how information and digital modeling can reduce cost, improve quality, and ignite innovation. 'Do you really understand the nature of information and your products?' Michael's book is a terrific source to expand your knowledge and begin the PLM journey!" --Lorie Buckingham, Senior Vice President and CIO, Visteon Corporation
"If you want to know precisely the proper way to use the product information in your company, this is the book to explain the whys and wherefores and the specific steps to complete that process. Mike Grieves' book Product Lifecycle Management just raised the bar to a new level!" --John Crary, CIO, Lear Corporation
"Product Lifecycle Management is an innovative book that will be highly useful tool when integrating all the business processes of a product's life cycle." --Mohan Tanniru, MIS Dept Head, University of Arizona
About the Author
Dr. Michael Grieves founded the Product Lifecycle Management Development Consortium, University of Michigan's College of Engineering and served as its Co-Director. He developed the first on-line Product Lifecycle Management Overview course for College's Center for Professional Development and organizes and chairs the annual University of Michigan AUTOe IT Conference. Grieves also is affiliated with the University of Arizona's internationally ranked MIS Department. Grieves works with PLM users and suppliers to companies such as General Electric, IBM, and Toyota on PLM strategies and implementations. With 35 years industry experience, Grieves is a principal in the international management and IT consulting firm Core Strategies Inc., and serves on the boards of a number of technology companies.